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AutoGrid nets ARPA-E funding to scale its virtual power plant management software

January 18, 2021 at 12:26 pm 0 comments

AutoGrid was awarded $2.25 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) to increase the scalability and electric vehicle (EV) management capabilities of its Flex Virtual Power Plant (VPP) platform. The expanded Flex capabilities include scaling real-time co-optimization up to 100,000 assets, and expanding theRead More

Swell Energy virtual power plant deal with Hawaiian Electric approved by PUC

Swell Energy virtual power plant deal with Hawaiian Electric approved by PUC

January 18, 2021 at 11:50 am 0 comments

The Hawaii Public Utilities Commission (PUC) approved Swell Energy‘s $25 million contract with Hawaiian Electric for the delivery of various grid services through an aggregated “virtual power plant” (VPP) on three islands. Swell Energy, a California-based energy and smart grid solutions provider, will deploy behind-the-meter solar-powered home batteries to approximately 6,000Read More

Six emerging stationary energy storage trends entering 2021

Six emerging stationary energy storage trends entering 2021

January 7, 2021 at 9:00 am 3 comments

I grew up accustomed to planned blackouts infamously known as ‘load-shedding’ in India in the 90s and 2000s. Our utility provided a schedule for planned blackouts for up to 6 hours each day. Thankfully, they broke it into non-sequential 3-hour blocks. To provide power during those times, my father gotRead More

Swell Energy is building four utility-backed solar + storage VPPs totaling 200 MWh

Swell Energy is building four utility-backed solar + storage VPPs totaling 200 MWh

December 15, 2020 at 2:50 pm 0 comments

Swell Energy is financing the construction of four virtual power plants (VPPs) representing over 200 MWh of distributed energy storage paired with 100 MW of solar photovoltaic capacity in three states — approximately 14,000 solar energy generation and storage systems, intended to provide valuable grid services to the utilities and theRead More

Sunrun contracts with So Cal Edison on virtual power plant deal

Sunrun contracts with So Cal Edison on virtual power plant deal

November 30, 2020 at 2:39 pm 0 comments

While we entered our Thanksgiving time off slumber, Sunrun contracted with one of the largest electric utilities in the United States, Southern California Edison (SCE), to bundle the power from their Brightbox batteries together in a virtual power plant. The Sunrun-SCE contract will participate in California Independent System Operator’s (CAISO)Read More

Wasatch Energy Group tabs sonnen for virtual power plants in California apartments

Wasatch Energy Group tabs sonnen for virtual power plants in California apartments

September 1, 2020 at 9:51 am Comments are Disabled

Sonnen and Wasatch Energy Group are deploying a series of residential virtual power plant projects in California. The Wasatch California Virtual power plant fleet 1 and 2 will outfit some 3,000 residential apartment homes with solar generation and Sonnen intelligent battery energy storage. In aggregate, the project is set toRead More